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wrapped up their national conventions. president obama is ahead in new poll numbers. mitt romney says, if elected, he would keep parts of the president's health care plan. tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: the campaigns are hunkering down in crucial states with president obama getting a live out of the convention last week. gallup poll has mr. obama five point as head. courting seniors in florida over the weekend the president blasted the romney medicare plan. >> the president: here's the bottom line, their plan bankrupts medicare, our plan strengthens medicare. >> reporter: romney used the disappointing august job numbers, to rip president obama's record. >> it is a jobless recovery. if it is a recover. it didn't look like a recover. >> reporter: the obama campaign hit back with vice president biden in ohio attacking romney's economic plan. >> folks, we've seen this movie before, we know how it ends in catastrophe for the middle class. >> reporter: health care debated romney raising eyebrows for months he said he would repeal the president's health care law. >> i'm not gett
. the new obama ads may derail those plans. >>> why is bill clinton challenging wal-mart to build a store in libya? >>> high temperatures today. mainly 80s inland, 70s around but 80s most dominant you don't see many 90s if any today a little cooler than yesterday many low to mid 70s seattle and portland. 60s great lakes to the northeast. 70s atlanta, 101 phoenix. major airports across the lower 48 all have green, no organized area of severe weather. scattered thunderstorms through the mountains here. check out our flight tracker, >>> 4:48. on the presidential campaign trail today mitt romney heads to battleground states ready to talk specifics. president obama will be courting female viewers with appearance on "the view." watch it here at 10. the president will show his international profile at the united nations. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is also heading there for tomorrow's general assembly gathering with 100 other world leaders. the u.s. presidential vase heating up with more ads. -- race is heating up with more ads. >> reporter: mitt romney continues his batt
popped up online. obama campaign pounced now the romney team is trying to manage the fallout this morning the romney campaign is scrambling to explain a secretly recorded tape where romney tells wealthy donors nearly half of all americans see themselves as victims. a magazine posted clips of what they say is romney talking at a fundraiser in may. in one of the clips the candidate says there is a number of americans who will vote for president obama, no matter what. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for president obama. >> reporter: in another clip romney talks about voters who do not pay income taxes. >> reporter: the obama campaign seized on the comments. . >> reporter: at a press conference last night romney tried to explain. >> it is not elegantly stated. of course, individuals are going to take responsibility for their life and my campaign is about helping people take more responsibility and becoming employed again. >> reporter: mitt romney says he hopes that all of his remarks from that event would be released. mother jones says the person who shot the video does not work
center stage at the democratic national convention tonight where he will place president obama's name into nomination. first lady michelle obama helped define the president in her own terms. mark matthews has more from the convention. >>> he was still the guy who picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, i could actually see the pavement going by in a hole in the passenger side door. >> reporter: she said before the decision about running for the white house she was worried it would change them. >> i have seen firsthand, that being president doesn't change who you are, no, it reveals who you are. [ applause ] >> reporter: michelle obama said her husband refused to listen to those who told him to leave health care reform to somebody else. >> he did it because he believes that here in america, our grandparents should be able to afford medicine, kids should be able to see a doctor when they are sick. he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care. that's what my husband stands for. [ cheering and applause ] >>
has become harder for americans. >> reporter: president obama's message, if voters want the economy to bounce back they need to give him a second term. a message obama surrogate bill clinton has taken on the road. >> we can grow and we have grown and we will grow again. but you need to reelect president obama to do it. >> reporter: with polls showing president obama leading in crucial states the romney campaign will pick up speed. romney and ryan head to ohio monday for a three-day bus tour. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> federal law that defines marriage as union between man and woman is likely to come before the supreme court before the end of this term that's the opinion of justice ruth bader ginsburg. in a session with students a question came up about the federal defense of marriage act. she smiled and said she couldn't answer because the measure is likely to come before the court this term. federal judge in new york has already declared that law unconstitutional. >>> nfl fined alex smith $15,000 then retracted it, his offense, wearing a san francisco giants cap in a
obama set to address the united nations general assembly in a little more than two hours from now. he's expected to declare anti-american rain and riots among muslims will never force the united states to backtrack on diplomacy. there's little doubt the campaign will hang heavily over his speech. >> mitt romney is in new york set to address the clinton global initiative's annual gathering. romney continues to hammer the president's handling of foreign policy. >>> president obama and first lady are special guests on the view this morning in the interview taped yesterday barbara walters asked if mrs. obama might one day run for the presidency. >> she should run for office but says she doesn't want to. [ applause ] >> the president: look, michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think that -- >> it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> i think the president just dodged a bullet. you can watch the president and mrs. obama on the view this morning at 10. >> that's the response publicly. >>>
reportedly a blunt exchange between president obama and the egyptian president. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally but we don't consider them an enemy. >> outrage was sparked by a film made in the u.s. that mocks the prophet muhammad. it started on the anniversary of september 11 attacks. the attack left four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens, state department employee and former navy seals. officials from the new york office will assist in the investigation. >> kristen: nancy pelosi is or using her powerful voice to push a bill that could lead to fewer deportations. she and other lawmakers sent a letter urging the governor to sign the bill. it would restrict county and city jails to hold illegal immigrant for deportation unless they have serious charges or convictions. there is a concern the governor may not sign it because of an earlier deal he did the federal government. >> eric: president obama's reelection campaign is giving a boost. beyonce is holding a fund-raiser at a new york nightclub. she would do whatever it takes to help him stay i
. >>> president obama will be return the bay area for his sixth fundraising event. tickets for october 8th rally and concert at the civic auditorium are on sale from $100 to $7500. president obama's last bay area visit was in july. he spent 83 million dollars last month on his campaign. mitt romney has spent more than 50 million dollars. >>> concord city workers will take to picket lines 7:00 this protest the first of 13 furlough fridays. the union that represents some of the city workers claim the furloughs are unlawful because voters passed measure q. union says that measure raised city revenue for the purpose of protecting and maining services. it claims the referendum is being ignored. >>> in the past four days we've been hearing about unseasonably cool. the season is change, so what does that mean? >> i think it changes tomorrow. today is the farewell to summer. >> let's make it a good one. let's check in with meteorologist lisa argen good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, the transition is going to be subtle, the weather has been nice with lots of sun investigation little fog at ou
their lives. >>> president obama tries to take advantage of his rise in the polls many new ads he's releasing today and why his challenger mitt romney says he's not worried. >>> america's cup world series returns to the bay area. it may draw bigger crowds this time. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ do you like me? will you be my friend? ♪ >> one man's fascination with the i am phone turns into a it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. >>> welcome back. temperatures much warmer than yesterday mid upper 60s coast into san francisco more sunshine mid to upper 70s bay 80s south bay north bay upper 80s to low 90s east bay valleys. rest country still feels like fall in the great lakes 60s there 70s, 80s eastern s
obama hitting the campaign trail in new hampshire and eye way, mitt romney will hit the same battleground states. the president is trying to keep up the momentum following his speech. mark matthews reports from charlotte, north carolina. >> the president: madame chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. [ cheering and applause [ >> reporter: president obama said he wants to restore the values that built america. >> the president: the largest middle class and strongest economy the world has ever known. >> reporter: and characterized the republican plan as the same prescription they've had for 30 years. >> the president: feel a cold coming on, take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: he cautioned some in his party not to depend on government to solve every problem and lit into republicans for believing government is the problem. >> the president: any more than our welfare recipients or corporations, or unions or immigrants, or gays or any other group we are told to
tweeting. >>> president obama is heading to louisiana to see for himself the aftermath of hurricane isaac. the president's visit today follows a similar meeting between mitt romney and storm victims last week. gulf residents have dealt with flooding and has sieve power outages -- and massive power outages since isaac came ashore. they want to know who is going to get the power restored. >>> southern california firefighters are battling a 3600 acre wildfire in the angeles national forest, 27 miles east of downtown l.a., the fire rained through the night after breaking out yesterday afternoon in the sand gabriel mountains, authorities evacuated the camp williams resort which typically has 12,000 visitors on a holiday weekend. the resort is save but the road into the camp is threatened. 300 firefighters are on the ground now. this is a different section of forest from the 2009 wildfire that destroyed 89 homes. >>> helicopter was damaged during a routine water drop over the north pacifier this is youtube video of the fire burning an area of mendocino county. the helicopter hit a dead tree. no
of the 2977 victims who died there. government officials will not speak there today. president obama and others will be marking the day in washington the president will observe a moment of silence before going to an observance ceremony at the pentagon. vice president biden is expected to speak at the san francisco bound flight 93 memorial near shanksville, pennsylvania. land turns have been placed there and -- participants will ring bells of remembrance. >> it is difficult to find some peace and quiet time to celebrate my son. >> i think that everybody wants to remember 9/11. but, we need to have our privacy too. >> reporter: some 4 1/2 million people have visited the 9/11 memorial since it opened last year. the new 1 world trade center stands tall. also marking somber day president obama and mitt romney both agreed to pull negative political ads. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> to some of the local remembrances. coit tower is glowing red, white and blue. the iconic tower was built on telegraph hill in 1931 to honor the city's firefighters. this is a live picture of the coit tower. si
obama turned that national exposure into a white house run four years later. >>> firefighters battling a 4100 acre fire in southern california hope to have it contained with a -- within a week. this morning it is just 5% contained. firefighters say it is burning from neighborhoods deeper into the wilderness that makes it tougher to fight. evacuation center set up at a nearby high school. >>> closer to home, fires watching for flare-ups from a grass fire in contra costa county. flames burned 150 acres in the hills between pittsburg and concord last night. crews contained the fire quickly with the help of three air tankers and two helicopters. the fire never threatened structures. >>> let's check in with mike and see what the weather is like for fire danger in the bay area and elsewhere. >>> nothing out of ordinary, just hot and dry, because it is that time of the season. good morning. temperatures one to four degrees cooler than yesterday except livermore, three, half moon bay four degrees warmer. as we head through the day we'll keep an eye on this dry air sitting on top of us driest a
facebook page. >> we built a special page in his honor >>> president obama is preparing for his big speech tonight. many say the bar is now raised after an impressive appearance by last night's speaker former president clinton. he gave a rousing defense of the president's economic stewardship. he said conditions are improving if you renew the president's contract, you will feel it. >> are we want to be today? no. is the president satisfied? of course not. but are we better off than we were when he took office? >> the venue has been changed from a 74,000 seat football stadium to a 15,000 see the convention hall because of the poe inc. tensional of severe weather. -- because of the potentialal of severe weather. republicans say because they couldn't draw a big enough crowd. >>> mark matthews will report live interest charlotte today starting at -- live from charlotte today starting at 4:00. mark is tweeting. live convention coverage continues tonight at 7 p.m. right here on abc7. >>> 4:40. let's get our check on weather. >>> good morning mike any more thunders
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